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Ashwin pushes Kiwis to the brink

Spin bowlers mature with age and Ashwin at 30 showed the art of bowling off spinners in a most clever and calculated manner.  His feat with the ball pushes the Kiwis to the brink in the Indore test.  For Ashwin complete control of the ball came after he was under the watchful eyes of coach Sunil Subramaniam. No player has risen to the top without spending hours, days, weeks practising and, what is more, practising to a plan.  Henry Cotton, the famous golfer practised putting until his back ached with bending over the putter. Ravichandran Ashwin mastered the art of off spin bowling and he is the trump card bowler for India. Unlike Ravindra Jadeja he takes his own time to bowl overs and keep the batsmen guessing with his top spin bowling to fox the best batsmen in the world.  Batsmen wait to play for the turn was disguised by the carom ball and his tally of 20 five wickets haul in 39 matches is by far the best by an Indian bowler. At this rate he is going to conquer the world as the Australians are also weak against off spin bowling and Ashwin can reap rich harvest of wickets in five test matches to follow. Kudos to Ashwin for the good show.

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